Monday, May 17, 2021

 Saturday 15th May Pegsdon Hills, 5.5 miles, 4 ramblers led by Ruth

A dismal weather forecast. But the drizzle stopped just as we set off. We by-passed Deacon Hill which would have been muddy and slippery after last night's rain and headed North down the lovely grassy path, with excellent views of the hills and valleys. We saw the Longbarrow clearly above Knocking Knoll nature reserve but didn't go into the reserve as planned as rain was threatened and instead had a short coffee break near the tumulus. After re-crossing the road we had our lunch in two pairs sitting back to back on convenient tree stumps. We returned to the cars at 1pm, having done only 5.5 of the planned 8 miles. It was a good decision: we had had a lovely walk and we hadn't long been driving home when the heavens opened and it poured with rain! 

I shall put the full walk back on the programme next April, and we SHALL find the pasque flowers!

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